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French steam railmotors 

Like other countries France experimented with steam railmotors. Most were not very successful, and internal combustion railcars proved far more successful

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CF d'Etat double deck steam railmotor

The French railways used a lot of double deck passenger coaches, often referred to as Bidels. The CF d'Etat experimented with a version with a steam loco fixed at front end and driven on one loco wheel. 2 examples were built, but only lasted 10 years and were not very popular due to excessive vibration caused by the steam engine. No photos exist, only some drawings from which a 3d printed design has been produced. 


Requires wheels/chassis

   
     

Pictures are just for reference, not of specific scaled model. 

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